Join Lambda Literary’s Queer Hub at AWP!

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference 

March 31-April 2, 2016 in Los Angeles 

Los Angeles Convention Center & JW Marriott Los Angeles

Lambda Literary will be hosting a booth (#922) at this year’s AWP Conference in Los Angeles and co-sponsoring several AWP related events..

About AWP:

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The 2015 conference featured over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in Los Angeles in 2016 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer.

Consider us a resource and meeting point for all LGBTQ writers, publishers, readers, librarians, editors, literary organizations and allies. Be sure to bring extra fliers and we’ll place them at the Lambda booth.

Lambda Literary Program Director, William Johnson, and Executive Director, Tony Valenzuela, as well as a number of brilliant volunteers, including many Lambda Fellows, will be staffing the booth throughout the weekend. Come by and say hello!

Click here for a comprehensive list of AWP LGBTQ related events and panels.



Thursday, March 31st
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Last Projects Gallery, 6546 Hollywood Blvd #215

2015 Emerging Writers Retreat Reading

Great short readings, rad Hollywood gallery space, free event with cheap drinks, music, dancing, and Justin Torres framing it all with his beautiful introduction to the anthology?

This is where you want to be at 8pm on Thursday the 31st.

The Lambda Literary Foundation presents a special AWP reading from the Emerge Anthology. Emerge: A Lambda Literary Fellows Anthology is a collection of work from the 2015 Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Retreat.

Justin Torres, author of We The Animals, will be joined by:

Rahul Kanakia
Dange Russ Price
Kayleb Rae Candrilli
Librecht Wanderlust
Annah Anti-Palindrome
Jess Pane
Jeffrey Wolf
Sara David
Mel King
Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela
Militza Jean-Felix

The reading will start at 8pm followed by a DJ set afterwards.

Saturday, April 2nd
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Plaza 3, JW Marriott LA, 3rd Floor


Join the LGBTQ Caucus, Lambda Literary, and other sponsors for a mixer to relax and unwind over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.


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